CGS Supports Nomination of Dr. Nasser Paydar

Earlier this week, CGS President Suzanne Ortega sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in support of the nomination of Dr. Nasser Paydar to be assistant secretary of postsecondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. In the letter, CGS President Ortega said, “During his tenure as chancellor of IUPUI and executive vice president at Indiana University, Dr. Paydar advanced key strategic priorities concerning student success, research, and engagement. In this regard, he paid particularly close attention to reinforcing IUPUI’s deep and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), by overseeing the creation of a DEI track for faculty promotion and tenure, as well as convening taskforces focused on recruiting and retaining African American and LatinX students. Dr. Paydar also has a strong and unwavering commitment to graduate education.”